Friday, March 23, 2018

I Want My Voice to be Heard - a poem about speaking up

I Want My Voice to be Heard
Greg Pincus

Be proud.
Let it out.
Speak aloud each word:
Yes, I want my voice to be heard!

That Fib is from The Homework Strike (as Gregory K., the protagonist, nears the end of his strike) and seems an appropriate poem for today as we're seeing students everywhere standing up, digging into issues, marching, and from all I've read and seen, having conversations that work towards solutions not focus on blame. We all want to have our voices heard, regardless of age, after all....

And today is Poetry Friday! You can see the roundup of posts over at Laura Salas's blog so you can check out all the poetic joys of the day. Always a good time.

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laurasalas said...

Yes--perfect timing for this (unfortunate that we need it, but...)!

Kimberly Hutmacher said...

Thank you for sharing this timely poem.

Kay said...

It is indeed timely! I am glad students and young adults are finding their voice to speak out. They are an inspiration.

Linda Mitchell said...

But wasn't miss Emma so incredibly poignant with her silence? Great poem for not so great times.

jan godown annino said...

Spot on, Greg. And agreed Linda, those six minutes 20 seconds of potent silence she commanded, thundered.